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Assistant Professor History

The History Department at Linfield College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in European History, excluding Britain, to begin fall semester 2018. Teaching duties include a rotation of lower-level European history surveys, upper-level courses in area of specialty, and capstone courses for majors. Specialization is open but ability to teach courses on some of the following themes considered a plus: diasporas, ethno-racial relations/conflict, gender, imperialism, revolutions, science and medicine. Ph.D. in History required by July 1, 2018. Candidates who submit all materials by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.


  • Teach survey courses in European history.
  • Teach upper-level courses in areas of specialization.
  • Teach Historical Methods and Senior Seminar on a rotating basis.
  • Maintain an active scholarly program.
  • Promote study abroad programs.
  • Contribute as appropriate to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, European Studies, and/or Gender Studies.
  • Teach Inquiry Seminars as appropriate.
  • Serve on faculty committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:                    

Ph.D. in History by July 2018 required

The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates:

  • Successful teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Effective mentoring of undergraduate students including students of color and first-generation students.
  • Active engagement with scholarly field.
  • Track record of commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Dedication to institutional and community service.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.


Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2017.  To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including syllabi and teaching evaluations.
  • A sample of scholarly work.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogy.
  • Statement of how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on Linfield's diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation  Please send recommendation letters to History Search c/o Betty Henninger, Director of Human Resources, for attachment to your application.


We Value Diversity:  Linfield College is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought.  All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts. 

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